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Pirelli names tyre compounds for first four races

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Pirelli has named its tyre compound choices for the first four races of the 2015 season.

Pirelli picks two compounds from a selection of four - super-soft, soft, medium and hard - for each round as well as bringing its intermediate and wet tyres. At the first, third and fourth rounds - in Australia, China and Bahrain respectively - soft and medium tyres will be used while medium and hards have been chosen for the second round in Malaysia.

Pirelli explained its choices in a press release: "In Australia, Pirelli will bring the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft compounds: well-suited to the varied demands and wide range of potential weather conditions experienced at the semi-permanent Albert Park facility in Melbourne.

"The Sepang circuit in Malaysia is well known for its abrasive asphalt and high ambient temperatures, making the P Zero Orange hard and P Zero White medium the best choice for the second race of the year.

"The P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tyres are nominated for China: the best choice for the comparatively high degradation expected as a result of the demanding track layout, which leads to close racing and plenty of strategy.

"P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft will also be used in Bahrain: a varied circuit that is tough on the rear tyres, where the grand prix now starts in the late afternoon and ends in the evening. This leads to falling ambient and track temperatures as the race goes on."

The compound nominations are the same as the ones made at the same four races last year.

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